Announcing our new partnerships with Pinata and Lighthouse

NFT.Storage is excited to announce new partnerships with Pinata and Lighthouse, enhancing our commitment to providing top-tier decentralized hot storage solutions for NFTs. These collaborations offer unique benefits and robust storage options, aiming to ensure the accessibility of your NFT data while supporting the sustainability of our services.
Elizabeth Griffiths
June 11, 2024

At NFT.Storage, we are dedicated to providing the best solutions for storing and preserving your NFT data. As part of this commitment, we are thrilled to announce our new partnerships with Pinata and Lighthouse, two amazing providers of decentralized storage. These collaborations strengthen our commitment to providing top-tier storage solutions for your NFTs.

Why Pinata and Lighthouse?

Both Pinata and Lighthouse bring unique strengths to the table, making them excellent choices for your NFT storage needs. By partnering with these services, you not only benefit from their robust storage solutions but also support the sustainability of NFT.Storage's valuable public goods.

Exclusive Benefits for NFT.Storage Users

Pinata: Your Go-To for Hot Storage

Pinata has been a trusted name in the IPFS community since 2018, powering many top projects and marketplaces. They offer a range of plans to suit different needs, from free options to advanced features in their Picnic and Fiesta plans.

Special Offer: Use our referral link here and the discount code NFTSTORAGE50 at checkout to enjoy 50% off your first month on any paid plan.

How Pinata Supports NFT.Storage: For every new customer who signs up using our referral link, NFT.Storage receives a percentage of every dollar you spend. This helps us continue providing public goods to the NFT community.

Key Features of Pinata:

  • Flexible Plans: From free to advanced plans tailored to different storage needs.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Easy to manage and pin your data on IPFS.
  • Exclusive Tools: Customize your gateway, pin by CID, and more.

To learn more and get started, visit Pinata.

Lighthouse: Your Solution for Hot Storage and Perpetual Storage

Lighthouse offers a unique perpetual storage model, allowing you to pay once and store your files long-term. Built on IPFS and Filecoin, Lighthouse provides verifiable storage, encryption for private data, and dedicated IPFS gateways for fast retrievals.

Special Offer: Lighthouse offers a 30-day free trial on their annual plans. 

How Lighthouse Supports NFT.Storage: By signing up using our referral link, NFT.Storage earns a percentage of your first storage purchase, directly supporting our mission.

Key Features of Lighthouse:

  • Perpetual Storage: Pay once and store your files long-term.
  • Encryption and Privacy: Store private and encrypted data with ease.
  • Custom IPFS Gateways: Quick retrievals and multimedia content delivery.
  • Affordable Plans: Starting from free to premium annual plans.

To explore Lighthouse’s plans, visit Lighthouse.

How to Copy Your Data

Both Pinata and Lighthouse offer easy ways to copy your NFT.Storage Classic data, ensuring a smooth transition.

Pinata Migration: Copying your NFT.Storage Classic data to Pinata is straightforward. Follow these steps:

  1. Sign up for a Pinata account using our referral link.
  2. Create an API key in your NFT.Storage Classic account.
  3. Integrate this API key on Pinata and start the import process.

For detailed instructions, check out Pinata’s guide. But don't forget to use the NFT.Storage referral link to support us!

Lighthouse Migration: Lighthouse also offers a simple tool to help you copy your data:

  1. Sign up for a Lighthouse account using our referral link.
  2. Use the migration tool to import your NFT.Storage Classic data.

For more details, visit Lighthouse’s guide. But don't forget to use the NFT.Storage referral link to support us!

Supporting NFT.Storage

By choosing Pinata or Lighthouse, you are directly supporting NFT.Storage. These partnerships help us maintain and enhance our services for the entire NFT community. Additionally, there are other ways to support NFT.Storage:

  • Join the NFT.Storage community: Engage with our passionate community, where your feedback helps shape the future of NFT preservation
  • Form a strategic partnership: Collaborate with us to drive innovation and growth in the NFT space, leveraging our mutual strengths.
  • Make a donation: Consider making a donation to support our mission.

Learn more here.

How do NFT.Storage and Pinata/Lighthouse complement each other?

Pinata and Lighthouse each bring unique capabilities to the table, offering complementary solutions that enhance your storage strategy for NFTs.

Pinata: Pinata offers a user-friendly interface and powerful tools for managing and pinning your data on IPFS. Their focus on hot storage ensures your data is easily retrievable by marketplaces, wallets, or any other website.

Lighthouse: Lighthouse provides both hot storage for fast data retrieval and a unique perpetual storage model for long-term storage needs. Additionally, Lighthouse offers a pay-once model where an NFT will be made available in hot storage forever without recurring payments.

NFT.Storage: The new version of NFT.Storage focuses on the long-term preservation of NFT data, supported by an on-chain endowment dedicated to funding ongoing storage costs. Our upcoming NFT Token Checker will allow block explorers, marketplaces and wallets to showcase proof of preservation for your NFTs. They will display verified information about an NFT or NFT collection’s storage, increasing buyer and user confidence. 

By using Pinata, you can take advantage of their advanced features for hot storage, while Lighthouse offers unique one-time payment for hot storage solutions. Together, these services, along with NFT.Storage's preservation capabilities, provide a comprehensive strategy for ensuring your NFT data's longevity and accessibility.

Thank you for your continued support

NFT.Storage is a public good, committed to preserving NFT data for the long term. Your support through these partnerships helps us continue this mission.

Thank you for being a valued member of the NFT.Storage community. Together, we are building a sustainable future for NFT storage and preservation.